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EL PASO HERALD
Saturday, Dec. 17, 191G.
Tho Christmas Dinner.
jHE housekeeper "will find it al
greet help and a needed re
minder if she "will write
down carefully her menu for
the Christmas dinner, no
matter how simple it is to
be. Everything that it 1b possible to
prepare the day before should be in
readiness, bo that mother's Christmas
may not mean a day in a hot kitchen,
penetrated occasionally by the soundB
of merry-making in the house, in
which she may not Join. Below are a
few simple menus which may prove
, Celery Soup Wafers
Roast Chicken or Turkey Cran
JB&ked Sweet Potatoes Cold Slaw
2 . Plum Pudding Coffee
Deviled Oysters Wafers
- Roast Duck -Nut Stuffing
& Stewed Celery Rice
J" Apple Salad French Dress-
: ing Wafers
Plnm Pudding Fruit Sauce
Crackers Cheese Coffee
1 Oyster Cocktails Wafers
f Jfc Consomme Bread Sticks
3- Fish Timbale Creamed Mush
Potato Balls Cream of Pea Patties
Roast Goose with Apple Sauce
Browned Sweet Potatoes
Thin Slices of Baked Ham
iPlum Pudding with Hard Sauce
Roquefort Cheese Crackers
Coffee BonBons Almonds Fruit
Baked Goose Nut Stuffing
Browned Sweet Potatoes
Coffee Cheese Wafers
Cream of Corn Soup Wafers
Roast Turkey Cranberry Sauce
Potato Croquettes Creamed Onions
Apple and Nut Salad
Plum Pudding Lemon Sauce
Coffee Fruit Water Biscuit Cheese
A Light-Housekeeping Menu.
Oysters on the Half Shell
Oxtail Soup Breadsticks
Celery Salted Nuts
Creamed Crabmeat in Crab Shells
Roast Duck Chestnut Stuffing
Cranberries Mashed Potatoes
Lettuce and Pimento Salad
Pumpkin Pie Cheese
The Oysters, if possible, should be
obtained at the last moment from the
fish market and served on chipped ice.
The crabmeat vegetables and pi
mentos for the salad are canned.
The Fowl and His Stuffing.
All the particularly delectable old
fashioned dishes that our grandfathers
fattened on seemed to have been de
clared particularly indigestible. The
moist often soggy stuffing, made of
bread crumbs, sage and onions, which
used always to swell the sides of the
Christmas turkey is very near the top
of the list of deadly indigestibles. One
toothsome substitute which is well
liked is made of a mixture of mashed
potatoes and sausage meat For a ten
pound turkey are required three pints
of hot mashed potatoes seasoned with
finely minced parsley, celery, onion
and pepper; one pint of sausage meat
seasoned with sage and two eggs,
which shouiasbe beaten thoroughly and
mlxedsvith the other Ingredients. The
turkey may then be filled and roasted.
An attractive way of serving It is to
have ready large boiled onions with a
shallow well in the top filled with
cooked sausage, which may be placed
around the turkey on the platter. Just
before sending to the table a little
brandy is poured over each one and
Ignited, making a most festal dish.
Walnut Stuffing. To one quart of
fresh bread crumbs add one cup of
English walnuts which have been cut
into small pieces, one tablespoonful of
salt and one-quarter teaspoonful of
pepper. Melt two-thirds of a cup of
butter in two-thirds of a cup of hot
milk and combine with the crumbs.
Mix thoroughly and fill the turkey at
once, allowing room for,the stuffing to
Turkish Stuffing. For this is required
one cup of rice, one dozen French
chestnuts, quarter pound ourrants,
one-half cup butter, two ounces of al
monds, and a quarter of a teaspoonful
each of salt paprika and ground cinna
mon. Wash the rice and cook until
half done in boiling salted water;
drain and add the other ingredients.
The chestnuts, of course, will have
been cooked and cut in small pieces,
and the almonds blanched and
Nut and Potato Stuffing for Goose.
Mix together the following: Two cups
of hot mashed potato, one teaspoonful
of onion juice, one-half cup sliced wal
nut: meats, one-quarter teaspoonful
each of paprika and salt, four table
spoonfuls thick cream, one table
spoonful of butter and the yolk of two
eggs. A teaspoonful of sweet herbs
may be added if desired.
Chestnut Stuffing. Boil and mash
one quart of chestnuts. Add a tea
spoonful of chopped parsley; one-half
teaspoonful each of chopped onion,
salt and pepper, and one tablespoon
ful of butter Bind with an egg.
The Children Will Like These Holiday
English Honey Cookies. Take two
quarts of sifted flour and crumb into
It three tablespoonfuls of softened but
ter. Add half a cup of molasses, one
pint of strained honey and a half a cup
of water hot Add, at the last, one
and a half teaspoonfuls of soda. Beat
well together for a few minutes and
bake in a quick oven.
Pfeffer Nusse (pepper nuts). For
these delightful little cakes is re
quired two and two-thirds cups brown
sugar, three tablespoonfuls butter,
four eggs, two and one-half cups of
flour, one and one-half teaspoons of
cinnamon, one-half teaspoon allspice,
three-quarters teaspoon cloves, one
half teaspoon nutmeg, one-quarter tea
spoon each of white pepper and salt,
one cup chopped almonds, one-half cup
mixed, equal parts, citron, orange, and
lemon, chopped fine.
Cream the butter, add beaten eggs
and sugar, then add fruit and spices
and last of all the flour. With but
tered hands shape Into balls the size
of a hickory nut, and bake on but
tered paper that has been laid on a
tin sheet. They should come out of
the oven a delicate brown.
Chocolate Fruit Cookies. Take one
cup butter, one-half cup sugar, two
tablespoons melted chocolate, one
extra tablespoon sugar, one teaspoon
boiling water, one egg, well beaten,
one-half cup chopped pecan nuts, one
half cup seeded and shredded raisins,
one and one eighth cups flour, one
teaspoon baking powder. Cream the
butter with butter creamer, add sugar
gradually; add the chocolate melted
with the tablespoon of sugar and
boiling water, cook one minute and
add to first mixture, add egg well
beaten, nut meats, and raisins, dredged
with one-eighth cup flour. Sift re
maining flour with baking powder,
add to mixture; beat thoroughly and
chill. Drop mixture on buttered
sheets an inch and a half apart.
Bake in a moderate oven fifteen minutes.
HOME MADE CHRISTMAS CANDIES
Old-Fashioned Butter Scotch. Put
one pound of granulated sugar and a
small teacupful of water in a three-
pint porcelain-lined saucepan, and set!
over a blue flame. Stir the mixture
until the sugar is completely dissolved,
then place a wooden cover over it and
let boil for a few minutes. Remove
the cover and watch carefully. When
lha syrup is quite thick and the color
has changed from a water white to a
dark straw, color the candy Is done.
Take it from the stove and stir In two
tablespoonfuls of butter that has been
softened, but not melted, also six or
eight drops oil of lemon; set back-on
theotove for a few seconds and then
pour the mixture thinly over oiled
sheets of tin. Before it hardens mark
it in squares or diamonds. Add a
pincb of cream of tartar to the mix
ture when It begins boiling.
Chocolate Fudge. Melt one-quarter
cup of butter. Mix together In a.sepa
rate dish one cup of white sugar, one
cup of brown sugar, one quarter cup
oft molasses and one-half cup of cream.
Add this to the butter, and after it has
been brought to a boil, continue boil
ing for two and one-half minutes, stir
ring rapidly. Then add two squares
of chocolate which has been scraped
fine. Boll this five minutes, stirring
it first rapidly and then more slowly.
After taking from the fire add one and
one half teaspoonfuls of vanilla. Then
stir constantly until the mass thickens.
Pour into buttered pan and set in a
Hickory-nut Taffy. Boil two pints of
maple sugar and a half pint of water
until It becomes brittle by dropping in
cold water. Just before pouring out
add a tablespoon of vinegar. The
hickory nuts should be cut in halves
and a buttered pan lined with them.
The taffy is then poured over them,
and cut into squares before cooling.
Chocolate Pop Corn Balls. These
specially prepared popcorn balls will
prove a popular substitute for the
candy that Is usually indulged in too
freely by the children at Christmas
time. Take one and one-half oups of
sugar, one-third of a cup of glucose
two-thirds of a cup of water, one-third
of a cup of molasses, three tablespoon
fuls of butter, three squares of choco
late, one teaspoonful of vanilla, ex
tract, and about four quarts of popped
corn, well salted. Set the sugar, water
and glucose over the fire, stir until the
sugar is melted, then, after wiping
down the sides of the saucepan to the
edge of the mixture, let it boil three
or four minutes, with a cover on. Then
remove the cover and let cook without
stirring until it will harden in water.
Add the molasses and butter and stir
constantly until brittle in water. Re
move from the fire and when it has
ceased bubbling add the chocolate,
which has been melted, and the va
nilla. Stir until the chocolate is thor
oughly mixed, and then pour onto
the popcorn and roll into small balls.
The corn should be slightly warm.
J Flour Products tt s "
Wk Comfort in the Kitchen a
ft. Leisjare in the Parlor Ar
Why does this man spend HIS
EVENINGS AT HOME?
Because his wife has time to entertain him, instead of
EVENINGS IN THE KITCHEN.
She buys her flours all ready prepared for cooking,
saving TIME, TROUBLE AND EXPENSE.
Hot Biscuits, Graham Gems, Corn Muffins, Whols
Wheat Cakes, are nice things for supper, and are
quickly and easily prepared from RETI-MIXT
Flours. Is there anything better for breakfast than a
light, wholesome Wheat Hot Cake?
The materials for making all these good things are
blended in exact proportions according to well tested
formulas by the
EL PASO TEXAS
and sold in convenient packages
MR. GROCER s
1 CATTLE SHIPMENTS
SHOW FALLING OFF
Since the price of beef has grone down in the east, the consumption of
cattle is greatly increasing-. As evidence of this the El Paso branch of the
bureau of animal industry submits figures for last -week which show that 9246
head, of Mexican cattle passed throughh the port of El Paso during- the five
days from December 12 to 16, both inclusive.
Prlc Ih Holding Up Well.
Cattle are an expensive luxury and at present the, price of good-sized
beeves in El Paso, duty paid, is $17.50 a head on an average. This makes the
cattle imported during- the five days mentioned worth about $164,116.50, which
breaks all previous records for any one week in the history of the El Paso
Up at Douglas, K V. Pesquira imported 610 head from Arizpe, Sonora,
and shipped them to Kansas City, Mo,, for slaughter, while M. M. Shirman
brought in 938 head from Moctezuma and shipped them to Crawford, Kan., for
The El Pafu Imports.
The imports at the El Paso port," from December 12 to 16, .inclusive, to
gether -with the names of the importers and the destination of the livestock,
Dec 12 A. Ponce, Galeana, Chih., to El Paso
Dec 12 "W. R. Bigham, Iturbide, Chih., to Oklahoma City.Okla
Dec 12 "W. R. Bigham Iturbide, Chih., to Fort "Worth, Texas i ..
Dec 12 "W. R. Bigham, Iturbide, Chih., to Oklahoma,. Okla .'. .
Dec 13 J. H. Nations, Galeana, Chih., to El Paso
Dec 13 M. Opitz, Galeana, Chih., to Ei Paso
Dec 14 Southwestern Stockyards Co., Galeana, Chih., to Oklahoma, Okla. 2012
Dec 14 Southwestern Stockyards Co., Iturbide, Chih., to Kansas City Mo. 242
Dec & Southwestern Stockyards Co., Bravos, Chih., to Kansas City, Mo.. 391
Dec 14 Long Bros, Hidalgo, Chih., to Fort Worth, Texas ? 290
Dec 15-j-Palomas Land & Cattle Co., Galeana, Chih., to Chino, Cal....- 999
Dec 16 Palomas Land & Cattle Co., Galeana, Chih., to Chino Cal. : 967
Dec.H5 J. H. Nations, Galeana, Chih., to El Paso, Texas , 126
Dec 16 "W. R. Bigham, Galeana, Chih, to Oklahoma, Okla 1474
Pewer Cattle on Eanges in
ISTew Mexico Than for
Santa Fe, N. M., Dec. 17. During the
year ending on the first of this month
the New Mexico Cattle sanitary board,
according to a report made to governor
Mills, expended more than $40,000.
There were shipped out of the- terri-
tory in that time 262,154 head of cat
tle, 57,000 head less than last year;
12.499 horses, 3000 more than last year,
while 54.01S hides were inspected, 13,
000 less than last year. The board re
ports fewer cattle on the ranges than
for mans years. Mange was reported
in Union, Quay, Guadalupe, Roosevelt,
uurry, &aay ana Chaves counties and
black leg at Tucumcari and Carlsbad,
but they were promptly stamped out.
HELPS THE RANGES
Principal Difficulty "With
Cattle in Arizona Is Texas
Tombstone, Ariz., Dec. 17. From vis
itors in the city from the lower San
Pedro river it is learne1 that the con
dition of the ranges in that section is
more encouraging ithan it was two
months ago. This is due to the heavy
shipments of cattle from there, Ben
son and Hereford, during the past 60
days, and with additional shipments
this month, there should be no alarm
felt for cattle remaining, as far as
food is concerned.
One problem the cattle raiser will
have to deal with next spring is the
tick and lice question. Last year cat
tle died with feed and water abundant.
Starvation was given as the reason,
but according to report Texas fever
would have been more appropriate.
More cattle are reported to have died
this summer on the southern Arizona
and Sonora ranges from disease alone
than have been stolen in the past ten
The Roquillas Land and Cattle com
pany is gathering all it? cattle on the
lower San Pedro and will ship them
to the California pastures during the
current month. The scarcity of -winter
leed is given as the reason for
shipping. The company will ship from
the Benson yards.
TEXAS CATTLE SHOW
DECREASE FOE YEAE
Horses and Mules Show Sub
stantial Growth in jtfuni
bers and Value.
San Antonio, Texas, Dec 17. The "re
port of the county assessors of the state i
just compiled by the state controller
and made public, shows Texas has:
Horses and mules, 1,766,476; valued
Sheep, 1,432,482; valued at $3,213,982.
Hogs, 1,053,417; valued at $2,771,998.
(Jbats, 82S.070; valued at $1,406,449.
Dosg 29,707; valued at $460,509.
The report also shows that the total
taxable values of the state are $2,391.
109,795, an Increase of $81,306,169 over
the previous year. The land assessed
increased In value $23,000,000 during
the past year.
That the ranches of the west are
being subdivided into farms very rapid
ly is shown by the fact that the cattlo
decreased 445,416 head from the year
previous. On the other hand,, horses
and mules increased 123,745 head, show
ing that many of the new comers who
cleared farms brought their animals
along with them Sheep also show a
decrease of 2433 over the previous year
and goats 35,059 decrease.
SELLS INTEREST IX PORTER
CATTLE COMPANY FOR $00,000
Globe, Ariz., Dec. 17. Tom Arm
strong, of Troy, Ariz., has disposed of
all his interests in the Porter Cattle
company to J. N. Porter of this city,
retaining only his home ranch near
"Winkleman. The consideration is re
ported to be $60,000.
MEDLEY LEASES THREE LARGE
PASTURES NEAR TOWN' OP FOLEY
Valentine, Tex., Dec. 7. H. G. Med-,
ley has returned from Fort Worth,
where he delivered a shipment of cat
tle recently purchased from Oscar
Medley and Charley Jones.
Mr. Medley has rented three pastures
adjoining the town of Foley owned by
Swith, George Pullam and J. B. Wal
ters anfi Tfill rloal ortmiclvolv in tlif
T-mvinp- anil eolHnf nf H-vfisf-notr '
W. F. McRee has sold his ranch in
the Hollands range, 12 miles .from
town, to John Pool. Mr. McRee will
move to town that his children may
have school advantages.
CATTLE DEAL AT ROSWELL
INVOLVES NEARLY 915,000
Roswell, X. M., Dec- 17. R. Dur-
rill and J. Y. Cannon have bought S6S
head of cattle from A. A. Cox for
SHIPMENTS FR03I MARFA.
Marfa, Texas, Dec 17. Fignor and
Booth have shipped 11 cars of cattle
to Fort worth.
Messrs. Brown, Bogel and Gholke
have shipped three trains of cattle to
market from Fort Hancock
SELLS CAR OF COWS
Kermit, Texas, Dec 17. TV. F. Stew
art has returned from Fort Worth,
where he sold a carload of fat cows.
He reports a satisfactory market.
Hot Chocolate witTr wnipped cream
and cake. Elite Confectionery Co.
Schrafft's chocolate "At The Purity.1
The best plaster. A piece, of flannel
dampened with Chamberlain's Liniment
and bound on over the affected parts is
superior to a plaster aTid costs only one
tenth as mu(h. For sale by all dealers.
SHIPS FORTY-THREE CARS
OF CATTLE AT AMARILLO
Pecos, Tex., Dec-. 17. J. B. Sneed has
shipped 43 cars of steers, about 1400
head, from Pecos to Amarillo He pur
chased them from Joe Irving of Pecos
ri' " ffcvt7r IB e 1 1 er . ' '
Prime rib roast, per lb 12 l-2c
Sirloin steak; per lb 15c
T-Bone ,steak, per lb 15c
Yeal shoulder roast, per lb - 15c
Yeal stew, per lb ; 10c
Home rendered lard 17 l-2c
All kinds of Pickles Kraut, Olives and Presh Oysters.
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muTt 'tiTrTffrW'J $? $i
"WTien. the problem, of something to give "him." for
Christmas confronts you, as it alwayaiioes at this
season of the year7 turn to this store, "A man's store"
for relief. Look over this list; you'll find something
he will like.
Collar Bags $1.25 to $3.50
Fancy Suspenders 1.00 to 3.50
Leather bound Flasks ... 1.50 to 3.50
Military Brushes- v.. 3.00 to 10.00
Combiriation Traveling Sets 6.00 to 20.00
213 N. STANTON
BELL PHONE 136
Beefers 1.50 to
Full Dress Protectors 1.50 to
Fownes and '"Dent's Gloves 2.00 to
Wilson Gloves 1.25 to
latest Ties-'.... 25 to
Batli Robesf Slippers to match 5.00 to 15.00
Silk Hose '. 50 to 1.25
Ebony Hat Brushes
Tie. Handkerchief and Hose to match.. 1.50 to
Link Buttons and Stick Pin to match. . 1.00 to
Arm Bands in Glass Cases
Handkerchief and TieCases 1.50 to
, Ash Travs
Cigar Jars 1.00 to
Tie and Handkerchief to match
Smoking Jackets - 5.00 to 13.00
Holeproof Hose, 6 pr. in Xmas boxes .. 1.50 to 3.00
Tie and Suspenders to mateh 1.50 to 2.00
Silk Handkerchiefs 50 to 1.50
Linen Handkerchiefs 25 to .75
Traveling Bags 5.00 to 15.00
Umbrellas 1.00 to 13.00
Silk and Opera Hats 7.50 to 8.50